The horses were very excited to get out into the snow. Noble had a good roll, chased Fred around the round bale and showed his snowy face:
The mares had the most fun. Dawn sniffed the air, and off she went!
Maisie was excited again for a moment, and then showed off her snowy muzzle:
Dawn flopped down for a roll, and when she got up, did her "move now" face:
After everything settled down, I did some impromptu scary object work with Dawn. We haven't been doing much work lately due to the weather, and this was a perfect opportunity - she'd had a chance to work off her energy and would be more able to concentrate, and she was completely unconstrained, which was perfect for what I wanted to do. I had taken my camera out to the pastures in a big Zip-loc bag, which was in my pocket. I took the bag out, crinkled it - Dawn was alarmed, much snorting and blowing, although interested, too - and put the camera inside the bag. Then, holding it against my body, I approached Dawn until I was just slightly too close for her comfort and she started to move off. I immediately turned my body sideways to her to reduce the pressure. She was then willing to try to approach. As she was creeping up on me, if she started to have doubts and turn away, I would turn sideways or even take a step away from her (to "draw" her a bit). Finally, I was able to hold the bag out towards her. Then I was able to click with my tongue and treat her for closer and closer approaches. The last time she put her nose within inches of the bag, and got her last click and treat. It was a good place to stop - next time I'll bet she's willing to touch the bag.
Whatever your weather, enjoy it if you can, and may your day include horses!